A Well and Proper Accounting

So the ABA doesn’t “allow” Greylag Geese to count in any official capacity, and if you list it on eBird, it doesn’t increment your bird counts.

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A mated pair of Greylag Geese, somewhere in Kissimmee. This particular pair seems to have sort of adopted a Mottled Duck family and follows them around a lot. Pretty wild, eh?

The reason for this, apparently, is that this species isn’t “wild” enough.

I can’t imagine what they’re talking about!

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Ah, ok, once they got out of the water, it all became clear!